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Spring 2022

Princeon Classics Reunions
May 20, 2022
Princeton Classics Alumni Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prentice Library - East Pyne
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Brunch Talk
April 29, 2022
“Xenophanes at the Symposium”

Professor Most will be a giving a virtual talk at 11:00am. 

To join us in-person for coffee and pastries RSVP to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu. Please wear a mask when not eating or drinking.

To register for the Zoom link click here

 

Glenn Most, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (retired)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
161 East Pyne
and via Zoom
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Workshop and Lecture
April 22, 2022
The Epic of Gilgamesh

A workshop on the Epic of Gilgamesh 9am-3.30pm, East Pyne 161 
Sophus Helle on ‘Touch’
Erynn Kim on ‘Dreamscapes in Gilgamesh and Homer’
Evan Brandon on ‘The Generation Gap’
Johannes Haubold on ‘The End of Creation’ 
Tom Hare on ‘Three Views of the Two Brothers’ 
Josh Billings on ‘Gilgamesh and Psychoanalysis’
Register here for the workshop by April 19-Space is limited 

Readings and Q&A with Sophus Helle, in person and on Zoom 4.30pm-6pm, 
Louis Simpson A71
Register here for the Zoom link 

THESE EVENT ARE OPEN TO PRINCETON FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS

FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED
 

9:00 am - 3:30 pm
EP161
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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Louis Simpson A71
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Prentice Lecture
April 14, 2022
"Galen on Race, Health, and Disease: Medicine and Empire in the Roman World"

This event is open to Princeton faculty, staff and students.

In person attendance requires on-site registration and face coverings.

To attend virtually click here for the zoom registration link.

Rebecca Flemming, University of Cambridge
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
and via Zoom
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Lunch Talk
April 8, 2022
“ A Discussion of Trends and Directions in Scholarship on Attic oratory”
Judson Herrman, Allegheny College
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne
Sophomore Open House
Undergraduate Student Event
March 16, 2022
Sophomore Open House
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Upper Hyphen Chancellor Green - East Pyne

Fall 2021

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Lunch Lecture
October 29, 2021
Greek Myth and Roman Empire 146 to 240 BCE

This event is open to Princeton faculty, staff and students

 

Pre registration is required.  

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendance.

Face coverings are required when not actively eating or drinking

 

In-Person attendance - Click here to register

Zoom Registration -  Click here to register

 

 

 

Jay Fisher, Rutgers University
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
161 East Pyne

Spring 2021

Huascarán as seen from Yungay.  Photo by ZiaLater
Workshop
May 26, 2021
Quechua at Princeton

As a way to close out the first semester of the Quechua workshop, we'd like to invite you to stream with us the movie Yawar Mallku. This 1969 movie is incredible for many reasons, the least of which is that it is filmed in the communities in the highlands and the main language of the movie is Quechua. The film also had important political and social ramifications in Bolivia. 

The film is in Quechua with Spanish subtitles.

The plan is to stream the movie together (it's only 70 minutes) and leave time for discussion.

Please email Felice Physioc (fphysioc@princeton.edu) if you have any questions.

https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93260978772

Open to the University community (students, faculty, staff).

 

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom

Sponsored by Program in American Studies, Department of Classics, Center for Collaborative History, Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, PIIRS

Catalina Andgrango-Walker
Workshop
April 22, 2021
Criollismo and the Writing of Memory in Jerónimo de Oré’s Symbolo Catholico Indiano (1598)
Catalina Andrango-Walker, Virginia Tech
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom

Sponsored by Program in American Studies, Department of Classics, Center for Collaborative History, Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, PIIRS

J. M. W. Turner, Dido building Carthage, or The Rise of the Carthaginian Empire, 1815
Prentice Lecture
April 1, 2021
"Wandering Dido: Reclaiming a Carthaginian Queen"
Josephine Quinn, University of Oxford
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
via Zoom
Huascarán as seen from Yungay.  Photo by ZiaLater
Workshop
March 24, 2021
Quechua at Princeton

The Quechua workshop meets next on March 24 (4:30-6:30) to read and discuss Bruce Mannheim's,  The language of the Inka since the European invasion and Catalina Andrango-Walker's, El símbolo católico indiano (1598) de Luis Jerónimo de Oré : saberes coloniales y los problemas de la evangelización en la región andina. More information is available on our Canvas website; to be added to the site, please email eileenrobinson@princeton.edu. Upcoming events include a guest lecture by Andrango-Walker and a summer boot camp on historical documents in Quechua. 

Open to the University community (students, faculty, staff).

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
via Zoom

Sponsored by Program in American Studies, Department of Classics, Center for Collaborative History, Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, PIIRS

Reading Group
February 18, 2021 - February 25, 2021
Eos READS: Toni Morrison, "Unspeakable Things Unspoken”
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
February 18, 2021 via Zoom
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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
February 25, 2021 via Zoom
Huascarán as seen from Yungay.  Photo by ZiaLater
Workshop
February 17, 2021
Quechua at Princeton

Virtual Information Session

Come learn about Princeton's first workshop dedicated to Quechua, a pre-Columbian language spoken by over eight million people along the Andean cordillera. Scheduled events include a semester-long book club, lectures, and outreach to Quechua-speaking communities in New Jersey.

Open to the University community (students, faculty, staff).

RSVP to erikav@princeton.edu to receive the Zoom link.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
via Zoom

Sponsored by Program in American Studies, Department of Classics, Center for Collaborative History, Program in Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, PIIRS

2019-2020 Spring

Faber Lecture
March 26, 2020
CANCELLED - “Securitas: Embodied Concept.”
Michèle Lowrie, University of Chicago
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
TBD

Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council

2019-2020 Fall

Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1022, from Oxyrhynchus, AD 102
Prentice Lecture
November 21, 2019
"Roman Names and Roman Citizenship in Egypt"
Roger Bagnall, New York University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Performance
November 13, 2019
"Socrates NOW"

 

 

Yannis Simonides
7:00 pm
Theatre Intime Hamilton Murray Theater
Yannis Simonides' visit and performance are kindly sponsored by the Andrés Mata Foundation Department of Philosophy Department of Classics The Being Human Festival of the Princeton University Humanities Council
Workshop
October 25, 2019
Racing the Classics III: Recitative with Ishion Hutchinson

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 22nd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Moderators: Sasha-Mae Eccleston, Brown University & Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
161 East Pyne
Department of Classics
Workshop
October 4, 2019
“Arrian The Priest: Provincial Cultural Identity And Roman Imperial Policy”
Elias Koulakiotis, Visiting Fellow, Fall 2019, University of Ioannina
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
103 Scheide Caldwell House

Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Program in the Ancient World, Department of Classics,

2018-2019 Spring

ceramic vessel from the Attic region of Greece
Faber Lecture
April 16, 2019
“The Politics of the Swarm”
Page duBois, UC San Diego
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
010 East Pyne
Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council
Workshop
April 12, 2019
"Tracing The Latin Tradition In Nonnus’ Dionysiaca"
Sophia Papaioannou, University of Athens
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
103 Scheide Caldwell House

Hellenic Studies, The Department of Classics

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Performance
April 5, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Phèdre
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Phèdre, Jean Racine’s classic French play based on ancient Greek and Roman tragedies in a new English translation by Princeton alumnus Marc Decitre. The production features senior J Sansone in the title role and is directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins. Performances are April 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m. in
Workshop Poster
Workshop
March 29, 2019 - March 30, 2019
The Filologos and the Antiquarius: Studying Language and Objects in Renaissance Europe
211 Dickinson Hall
Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; Center for Collaborative History; Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund; Department of Classics; Department of Art and Archaeology; Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity
Performance
March 8, 2019 - March 10, 2019
Student Production of The Odyssey

Homer’s classic epic poem of a journey home is reimagined in a participatory production of The Public Theater’s PublicWorks version of The Odyssey, directed by Victoria Davidjohn, designed by Annabel Barry, and featuring Carly Maitlin, Bria McKenzie, and Justin Ramos.

8:00 pm
Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center
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8:00 pm
Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center
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3:00 pm
Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center
Princeton Certamen
Student-Led Event
March 2, 2019
Princeton Certamen 2019

The Princeton Classics Club announces the second annual Princeton Certamen — a quiz-bowl with questions based on Roman history, culture, mythology, literature, and language. Hosting high school and middle school students from all over the country, the Club hopes to inspire passion for the Classics and the Junior Classical League (JCL) with a competitive yet friendly contest.

8:30 am - 6:30 pm
McCosh 50
Thermae Romae
Student-Led Event
February 22, 2019
Screening of Thermae Romae (2012)

The Classics Club is hosting a movie night. Please RSVP to Tashi Treadway.

5:00 pm
101 McCormick Hall

2018-2019 Fall

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Prentice Lecture
November 15, 2018
"Classics As Crime Fiction. A Conversation with Caesar, Labienus, and Polybius"
Christopher B. Krebs, Stanford University
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
106 McCormick

2017-2018 Spring

Department Event
June 4, 2018
Class Day
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chancellor Green Upper Hyphen
Department Event
June 1, 2018
Alumnae/i Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prentice Library - East Pyne
Erica Choi
Student Presentation
May 10, 2018
“Reading Translations of Ovid’s Rapes”

Classics major Erica Choi is speaking at Princeton Research Day, a celebration of the research and creative endeavors of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other non-faculty researchers. The event is free and open to the public.

Erica Choi (Class of 2018)
1:45 pm
Frist Campus Center
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Performance
May 6, 2018
Oracle Hysterical: “Hecuba”

“Hecuba” is a lush and experimental rock-leaning album based on Euripides’ tragedy of the same name. Written around 424 BCE in Athens, Hecuba is a savage story of revenge in which the disgraced queen of Troy, Hecuba, with her city razed and her children murdered, descends from nobility to primal violence. A week before the national release on May 13, Oracle Hysterical will debut the album at Taplin Auditorium in Princeton, with a post-performance discussion featuring Brooke Holmes and Josh Billings.

 

Part band, part book club, Oracle Hysterical combines eclectic musical influences with literary breadth. All members of the group perform and compose, with each project developed collectively.

5:00 pm
Taplin Auditorium - Fine Hall
Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Department of Music, and Postclassicisms.